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The Use of Force topic provides news, information and training on one the most commonly discussed areas in law enforcement training programs. Shooting skills and defensive tactics are critical to keeping officers alive out of harm's way. We cover all subjects—nothing is taboo in this discussion.
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Calif. cop shoots suspect dead after being attacked with chain

When the officer got out of her car, the suspect immediately began landing repeated blows about her head and face - Full Story


Prosecutor: No charges for Va. police involved in fatal shooting

Suspect was determined to be 'an immediate threat to law enforcement' because he struggled with officers and had a gun - Full Story


Injured Calif. officer fatally shoots assailant

The suspect began beating her in the head and face with a metal object but she was able use her firearm - Full Story


Fla. police: Officer justified in take-down move on viral video

A dash cam video shows officer struggling to put woman in handcuffs before taking her forcefully to the ground - Full Story


ND bill restricts cops’ use of drones to less lethal force

The state passed a law that allows police to use drones equipped with non-lethal devices such as TASERs - Full Story


Shot La. officer, 1 of 2 stabbing victims die

The Sunset police officer was shot responding to a domestic call - Full Story


Video: Fatal LASD shooting recorded on cellphone, released by suspect's family

The family claims the video is key evidence in a claim they filed against the county and Sheriff's Department - Full Story


How can virtual training simulators be more realistic for cops? P1 Community - The Question

How can virtual training simulators be more realistic for cops?

Virtual simulators can provide vital training to cops on how to handle a number of different scenarios – here are five ways they could be made more realistic - Full Story

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